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New owners get an education at Ferrisburgh orchard

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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FERRISBURGH — It’s been a season of firsts for new orchardists and new orchard owners Rob Rogers and Stephanie Lowe, both 41.

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Attendance on the rise at Vergennes Boys & Girls Club after changes made

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — About a year ago the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes was putting the finishing touches on a roughly $100,000 renovation of its School Street headquarters and had just hired longtime local afterschool program head Jill Strube as its new executive director.

It hoped to attract more young members who otherwise might have nothing better to do after school.

As the 2016-2017 school year began daily club attendance ran between 15 and 18 5th-through-12-graders, and the club’s total membership stood at 75.

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Local writer confronts ageism, gender norms

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Middlebury residents weigh in on how the temporary bridges are going

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A clear majority of the 250 people who responded to a recent online survey about this past summer’s temporary rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury said they were satisfied with the results and believe the construction impact was less onerous on their lives than they had anticipated.

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Route 116 paving will delay some drivers in Bristol, Starksboro this week

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO/BRISTOL — Drivers may encounter delays when traveling along Route 116 between Bristol and Starksboro this week as repaving of the highway continues.

Construction officials said that the week of Oct. 23 will mark the last week of paving for the six-and-a-half-mile section of road between Bristol village near the Lord’s Prayer Rock to just south of Robinson School in Starksboro village. Final paving is scheduled to start Monday in Bristol and progress north, weather permitting.

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Helen Porter will transform to medieval castle for Halloween

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — After twelve years of lighted outdoor pumpkin patches at Helen Porter Nursing Home, organizers have decided to change things up a bit this year.

Helen Porter will be transforming their lobby and community room into a Medieval Castle and will welcome the public on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. While there will still be plenty of pumpkins to carve, the event will happen chiefly indoors.

Organizers have also extended the event to cover a second night on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. Attendance is free.

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City Legion to host trunk or treat

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Trick or treating in rural parts of Addison County can pose a challenge. Over the years, trunk or treat events in town centers have provided families with an alternative to parents driving for miles, children walking on roads with no streetlights, and the hit or miss search for good treats.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 14 in Vergennes will be holding their trunk or treat and costume dance party on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m.

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Middlebury gets spooky as Halloween draws near

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Better practice your cackle, dig out your best wig, find a vessel to collect treats within and head downtown on Sunday, Oct. 29. Yet again, the Better Middlebury Partnership will bring an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages and adults to the town of Middlebury.

Hay bales, festive games, face painting and costumes will decorate the town green for the tenth annual Middlebury Spooktacular. Rain or shine, the green will be alive with music, dancing, costumes and tasty treats like cider donuts, loved by all ages.

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Fuel assistance available to low income Vermonters

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY — AHS Secretary Al Gobeille and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz recently announced that Vermont anticipates receiving approximately $18.9 million in federal funds for this year’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also known as Seasonal Fuel Assistance. This is a three percent increase over last year. The funds will help about 20,000 low-income Vermont households to heat their homes this winter by paying a portion of their home heating bills.

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Rule change means more help for addicts

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — In what he called a sign of progress in combating the opioid crisis, Gov. Phil Scott announced this past Monday, Oct. 16, that the state has moved to bolster the ranks of substance abuse counselors by paring back the licensing requirements.

The move was spurred by legislators’ recommendations to the Office of Professional Regulation after hearing that the state’s arcane rules were hindering qualified counselors from landing jobs here, said Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison.

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